The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert at ALC Fes

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert! 
Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 PM
ALC Fes, 2 Rue Ahmed Hiba, Fes Ville Nouvelle

Every year, 14 senior Yale University men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with a diverse and evolving repertoire ranging from traditional Yale standards to popular songs from every decade. 

Cole Porter was one of the original members of the group, and the “Whiffs” continue to sing some of his songs, such as “Too Darn Hot” and “Night and Day.”

Each year, 14 Yale seniors take the year off from their studies to travel the world, performing this year in 22 countries on six continents. We are thrilled and honored that they are coming to give a concert at ALC-Fes!

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public. The performance will be in the garden of the American Language Centre.

Here’s their YouTube channel and website:

Corina Kwami in Concert in the ALIF Riad

Corina Kwami in Concert!
Friday, May 12 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha

Corina Kwami is an entertainer in jazz, swing, soul and funk on stage and dance halls in London, UK. She sings original and standard tunes for jazz dancers, big bands, blues ensembles and funk groups. Her original work combines these genres to tell stories about living in a city and coming of age. The work is strongly influenced by living in different cities – NYC, DC, Rabat, Geneva, Berlin, Kigali and London. Her most recent project includes a tour using song to tell the story of jazz in Berlin.

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

We Used To Make Things Right In Concert

We Used to Make Things in Concert! Thursday, April 13 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes

Here are some examples of their music:

“We Used to Make Things are a North London 8 piece pop-group that make a grand noise. A patchwork of different people bonded through their music with spell-binding 4-part vocal harmonies, soaring melodies, brash horn sections and a satisfying respect for a good pop hook. Spearheaded by intensely smart lyrics about dissatisfaction, personal-politics, isolation and the kind of characters Mike Leigh and Harold Pinter would be proud of. The band deliver an electrifying and entertaining full live show as well as unadorned a cappella pop that has enthralled audiences of all ages. We Used to Make Things’ journey is in turn funny, poignant and also very good to dance to. They are proudly indie, and 100 per cent D.I.Y. They have played festivals including Larmer Tree, Secret Garden Party, Standon Calling, Independent Music Day and more locally at venues including the Union Chapel, St. Pancras Old Church and Ronnie Scotts.”

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

ALC ALIF Music Club: Alchemist’s Wardrobe in Concert

The Alchemist’s Wardrobe in Concert at the ALIF Riad!
Friday, April 7 at 7 PM, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha

The Alchemist’s Wardrobe is a folk-world fusion group comprising Lara Conley, an English nu-folk artist playing original songs accompanied by multi-instrumentalist, Niks Patel and acclaimed Indian Classical cellist, Asha McCarthy.
Intricate vocal melodies, underpinned by beats on the Irish bodhran work with the funky Australian slide didjeridu, adapted Indian electric slide sitar and percussion.
This contemporary fusion of Celtic folk with instruments from around the world has led them to perform at music festivals around the UK, including the Stroud Sacred Music Festival, inspired by the international festival here in Fes. Last summer they performed at the ALIF Riad during the Fez Festival of Sacred Music. We’re thrilled to have them back!
Music and Web Links:
Lara and Niks performing “Row the Boat”:
�Lara Conley – Herd the Horses (from the new album)
Lara Conley – Always Winning (from the new album)
This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.